MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 19-year-old man accused in a shooting during a robbery and also accused of pulling a knife on officers during questioning at Minneapolis City Hall has pleaded guilty to charges.
Marcus Fischer pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the chest and two counts of assaulting police in connection with the incident. He’s expected to receive more than six years in prison for shooting a man from whom he was buying a gun in a robbery attempt.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
Fischer was being questioned by police at Minneapolis City Hall about the incident when he pulled out a knife and started cutting and stabbing himself. Authorities say Fischer also lunged at officers with the weapon before the two officers shot him. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.READ MORE: Deputy Opens Fire During Struggle With Suspect Near Litchfield, Sheriff Says
Fischer admitted in court he met a man he didn’t know on Dec. 13, 2017, in northeast Minneapolis to buy a gun. During the meeting, he pulled out his own gun and shot the seller in the chest. Fischer couldn’t possess a gun because he was convicted for armed robbery in December of 2015.MORE NEWS: 72-Year-Old Fargo Woman Killed In Douglas County Crash
Court documents state Fischer was arrested at his job at the Mall of America for the shooting. He admitted to pulling a knife on officers while in an interrogation room.